Police nab robber, bank staff for attempted robbery in Ogun

October 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one, Olagoke Dare, a staff of Abestone Microfinance bank located in Abeokuta for planning with one, Idowu Tunde to him of a cash sum of N3million belong to the bank. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, stated that the duo were arrested following the confessional Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

Blueprint’s Najib Sani wins NUJ best reporter award in Bauchi

September 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state correspondent of Blueprint Newspaper Najib Sani, has won the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) award as ‘Best Upcoming Print Media Reporter’ award. The award was presented to him by the state commissioner of information Hon. Dayyabu Ciroma during the closing ceremony of this year’s NUJ press week held at Command guest house Bauchi. The Read More

Fani-Kayode: Nobody can stop defectors into APC – Party chieftain

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state and state chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Hamidu Saidu Sani, has said no one can stop anybody from decamping to the ruling party from another party. The APC chieftain was reacting to outrage following the recent defection of former Avaition Minister Femi Fani-Kayode into the ruling APC. Saidu made this clarification Read More

Ogun: Man, 37 arrested for raping 27-year-old lady

August 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 33-year-old-man, Imoleayo Adekoya has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for unlawfully having carnal knowledge of a 27 years old lady. The arrest was contain in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. According to the statement, the suspect was arrested weekend, following a Read More

World Humanitarian Day: 235m persons need assistance, Refugees Commission’s boss reveals

August 20, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has said the Commission will continue to work in line with the 2017 roadmap, which focuses on strengthening of internal frameworks, stream lining of existing data, standardised digitilisation, sustainable & durable solution as well as strategic partnership for resource mobilisation and aimed at effective Read More

FG commissions NIS Enugu command headquarters damaged during #ENDSARS protest

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service, Enugu state command office complex attacked and damaged by arsonists during the #ENDSARS protest While commissioning the office complex Thursday in Enugu, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, expressed delight that the complex is being commissioned after been rebuilt with the assistance of some illustrious citizens of Enugu State.  Aregbesola said: Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

4. 7m women, children in North-east need humanitarian support – UN

August 6, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has called for global support to address hunger and starvation threatening the residents and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-east, deeply affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. Kallon, who made the call at the National Council of Development Plan meeting at the Government House Maiduguri Thursday also explained that the Read More

Islamic institute appoints NAN reporter board member

August 3, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

Islamic Trust of Nigeria (ITN) has appointed the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) Kebbi state correspondent, Muhammad Lawal into its management board to run the affairs of the institute for the next three years.  The member ncludes Professor Sule Muhammad as Chairman, Malam Abdullahi Ibn Musa, Malam Zukifli Muhammad and Malam Abdulrahman Salihu as members. Other are, Hajiya Fatima Shetima, Read More

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justice

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justiceBy Bode OlagokeAbujaThe mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher has broken her silence and spoke for the first time since her daughter died following medical complications arising from condom, which was left inside daughter by the rapist, infecting the daughter with sepsis and resulting in her death on 22nd of Read More

Rehabilitated Oman returnee begs Nigerians to help start new life

July 14, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

An Oman returnee, Funmilayo Victoria Fehintola, has appealed to well meaning Nigerians to come to her aid to enable her start a new life after what she described as her harrowing ordeal in the Middle East country where she sojourned in search of greener pasture before her deportation in March 2021. Blueprint had reported that the 31-year-old indigene of Ondo Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

USAID gets additional Deputy Administrator

June 4, 2021 Editorial III 0

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has created an additional deputy administrator position and shifting to a two-deputy administrator structure. USAID Administrator, Samantha Power, in a statement on USAID structure said: “I am very pleased to announce the start of reforms that will improve USAID’s ability to advance U.S. interests and values and tackle the toughest challenges of Read More

FG, UN hold retreat to restore peace in North-east

June 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A two-day Humanitarian Country Team retreat seeking lasting solutions to the crises in the North East has ended on Friday in Abuja. According to a statement Friday by the Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, speaking at the opening of the maiden 2021 United Nations organized retreat, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, reiterated the Read More

Government behind us, bandits tell parents of kidnapped students of Greenfield University

May 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The 16 abducted students and staff of Greenfield University, Kasarami, Chikun local government of Kaduna state have been released after 39 days in captivity.  Bandits stormed Greenfield University on April 20th, 2021 killing a gateman for attempting to shut the game against them, before kidnapping 19 students and three female staff of the university. Five of the students were later Read More